American Univesity of Beirut

MEPI-TLG Graduate Internships with Para Professional, Wakilni, Tadarab

Of the 23 MEPI-TLG LiDS and PGRM students (12 females, 11 males), the following three students reported either securing an internship or participating in an internship.

Hussein Darwish (Lebanon) started his internship as a Para Professional trainee in the Human Resources Audit and Assurance division at Tadarab in Deloitte Middle East from 15 March to 9 April 2021. Deloitte, which mainly looks after the needs of its business community, provides independent professional advice and services in Lebanon since 1942.

Sara Harba (Syria) interned at Wakilni in March. With their main operation in Lebanon, Wakilni is a company that provides logistics services to shops and individuals all over Lebanon. Their mission is to connect shops with their clients, through dealing with shop owners, both physical and online, and deliver products to the shops' clients all over Lebanon. Also, individuals can directly order from the company by going to the variety of shops that Wakilni has a partnership with. Their beneficiaries are the shops and individuals who cannot shop physically, especially during COVID-19 lockdown restrictions and the road blockages. Sara was able to use her analytical skills to analyze the problems that Wakilni faced in the customer service department and in their operations in general. She built two reports over the course of four weeks through observing the operations at the office and gathering data from customer calls. She highlighted the challenges and obstacles that exist in their operations and suggested a number of recommendations that might mitigate or reduce those risks during implementation. Sara reflected that she was able to view different leadership skills of top managers at Wakilni that gave her a perspective on what kind of leaders it takes to run a growing business. Additionally, she used her communication skills to conduct informative discussions with managers and employees, then used their guidance to spot the mistakes in her analysis and take corrective actions to ensure the maximum benefit to the company's operations.

Sarah Al Bouery (Lebanon) has secured an internship with the Lebanese Center for Political Studies in the summer of 2021. Sarah is working on research on Gender and Politics. ​

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